Choose the term that describes a bacteriophage infection in which the bacteriophage dna is inserted into the host cell dna as a prophage, and the infected bacteria can continue to grow and divide.

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/05/2020 - 12:41 AM

Answered by admin AT 29/05/2020 - 12:41 AM

LYSOGENIC is the term that describe the situation given in the question. Lysogeny is a cycle of viral reproduction and it involves the integration of the bacteriophage nucleic acid into the host's bacterium's genome. In this condition, the bacteria continue to live and reproduce normally. The genetic material of the bacteriophage can be transmitted to daughter cells at subsequent divisions. 
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